Biosurveillance as a tool to move from reactive to predictive
HSE and emission / spill risk are key drivers for optimizing asset integrity management. Microbial induced souring and corrosion are common challenges in a broad range of industrial applications that involve storing and transporting fluids and go beyond the energy related applications. Identifying sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) or acid producing bacteria (APB) is the starting point for optimized treatment and prevention. This includes optimizing the use of respective chemicals while minimizing the environmental impact.
A third aspect of asset integrity is flow assurance, which involves developing further understanding how fluid properties and deposition tendencies change over time through microbial activity.
While these applications are in an earlier stage, Biota is always looking for partners to accelerate the development.